Every once in a while, situations come up that make me think that it would be interesting to figure out what math someone else did to come up with a particular statement. I plan to share them here as they come up.  Maybe some of you would like to pass these on to your students and see what they do with them.  If you do, post a comment back here!

Today’s theme is candy corn.  On the back of the Brach’s Candy Corn bag is this “fun fact”:

Each year Americans consume enough Brach*s Candy Corn that if laid end-to-end, would circle the earth 4.25 times….WOW!

So what’s up with that?